Leap Wireless lost customers and reported lower revenue for the third quarter, though its customer defections were fewer than it had in the year-ago period. The flat-rate carrier, which operates the Cricket brand, is in the process of being acquired by AT&T, making its third-quarter report likely one of its last as an independent company.
T-Mobile US prepaid unit MetroPCS expects to see benefits from AT&T Mobility's purchase of Leap Wireless and Leap's Cricket prepaid brand, according to a senior MetroPCS executive. If that notion seems paradoxical--a major competitor moving more aggressively into the prepaid market actually being a positive development--Tom Keys, executive vice president and COO of T-Mobile's MetroPCS unit, does not seem to think so.
AT&T Mobility's prepaid brand Aio Wireless is seeking to assuage customer concerns that their service will be disrupted once AT&T finalizes its purchase of Leap Wireless and Leap's Cricket prepaid brand.
Leap Wireless shareholders voted to approve AT&T's $1.2 billion acquisition of the company on Wednesday, leaving only regulatory approvals in the way of the deal's closing.
Today is Halloween, so it's time to pull out your costumes, light up your jack-o-lanterns, turn on a horror movie or two--and of course, go trick-or-treating (either by yourself or… with your kids). It's also time to take a light-hearted break from the third-quarter earnings season rush: Just like we did in 2012 and 2011, FierceWireless in 2013 has taken a look inside the minds of some of the industry's top executives to see what really scares them. These nightmares are scenarios that could plausibly come to pass within the next year.
AT&T reported stronger subscriber growth and posted record smartphone sales in the third quarter. The company is plowing ahead with its LTE network deployment and thinks its network strength will insulate it from intensifying competition in the market.
U.S. Cellular and Sprint prepaid brand Boost Mobile confirmed they will begin selling Apple's iPhone 5s and 5c models on Nov. 8, becoming the last major U.S. carriers to do so.
AT&T Mobility plans to close its new Aio Wireless prepaid brand if the carrier is successful in acquiring regional prepaid wireless operator Leap Wireless, which offers service through the Cricket brand.
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Retailer Target confirmed it will team with T-Mobile US to launch a new prepaid wireless service dubbed "Brightspot" starting this weekend.